@Matt_Noyes No, I share a name with the author since earlier, since birth. That makes for some reading long before you develop an interest in economics and politics.
@Matt_Noyes I don't find the satirical very interesting, although he may have been best known for that. I find his first book of Odes and commentary on historical events more interesting.
You may appreciate the poignancy of Ode XIV, in these days of disarray in governance, palace intrigue, and coups d'etat.
"Look to yourself, unless you are destined to be the sport of the winds. O thou, so lately my trouble and fatigue, but now an object of tenderness and solicitude, mayest thou escape those dangerous seas which flow among the shining Cyclades."
-Horace Ode 14
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